Seeking Inclusion and Gender-Inclusive language

A Year in Review

Date: 29 September 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am EST (4pm Geneva (GMT+1))

Cost: $50 non-members | Free for WiS and SES Members (WiS members, login to have your discount automatically applied. SES members, visit ses-standards.org to register.)

A Jointly-hosted Event from the Women in Standards and the Society for Standards Professionals

Attendees will learn more about the issue of inclusion in standards and the use of gender-inclusive language, what organizations are doing to find solutions, and how they can become more involved. 

 

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Event Summary

Seeking Inclusion and Gender-Inclusive Language: A Year in Review

In the 2018 United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards and Standards Development (which was opened for signature in May 2019), it was identified that representation in standards was imbalanced and that the participation of women in standards development is almost always below parity.

Additionally, that this imbalance has affected the gender responsiveness of the standards. The UNECE and standards developing organizations around the world have embraced this issue to seek positive change and during this presentation we will hear from experts on their progress and the work currently underway. Attendees will learn more about the issue of inclusion in standards, what organizations are doing to find solutions, and how they can become more involved. 

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Eynon, M. Ed – Standards-Makers Engagement & Inclusion Manager, BSI & Chair, UNECE Gender Responsive Standards Initiative 
  • Karin Lindmark, Section Manager, Technical Policy and Standardization Services at SIS, Swedish Institute for Standards.
  • Alyson Fick, Manager, ASTM International. Women in Standards, Inclusiveness in Standards Committee Chair.

Date: 29 September 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am EST (4pm Geneva (GMT+1))

Cost: $50 non-members | Free for WiS and SES Members (WiS members, login to have your discount automatically applied. SES members, visit ses-standards.org to register.)

Location: Zoom meeting, meeting details will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.

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Panelists

Alyson Fick Headshot

Alyson Fick

Manager in ASTM International’s Technical Committee Operations (TCO) Division.  ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. As an ASTM manager, Alyson is responsible for the management of ASTM Committees made up of volunteer member-experts from various industry sectors, such as Petroleum and Plastic.  Alyson is responsible for assisting these members as they develop ASTM standards for use around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.

She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree in International Area Studies and Modern Languages from Drexel University and a Masters in Public Administration from Villanova University.

Karin Lindmark

Section Manager, Technical Policy and Standardization Services at SIS, Swedish Institute for Standards.

Co-convenor ISO/IEC JSAG on Gender Responsive Standards.

ISO TMB Member 2017-2020.

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of different management positions (five within standardization).

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